Samui authorities crack down on drugs

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Residents and holiday makers on the island of Samui need to think twice before taking illegal drugs. The island’s District Chief Sakchai Jorphalit is heading an operation to stamp out the use and dealing of narcotic drugs.

Known as Post Box 188, the new campaign is the brainchild of newly launched Operation Center to Fight against Drug. They also intend to launch other programs and activities to encourage residents to help stamp out the island’s drug problem.

As Sakchai said in a recent interview with the Samui Express “Our Operation Center to Fight against Drug has just established the Post Box 188 so that residents and tourists on Koh Samui can send us letters, news, reports, suggestions, proposals related to drug usage on Koh Samui. It is another channel for us to receive information directly from people about the sources of narcotic drugs. We need quality tourist, not drug-using ones. Let’s make Samui drug-free. Tourists should come here to appreciate Samui’s natural beauty, and not to take drugs.”

This is great news for holiday makers with children as the island’s new safer image will make it easy to relax and unwind.


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